Middlesex County Acting Prosecutor Christopher L.C. Kuberiet announced that Broadway Respite and Home Care and five of its employees were charged in an indictment for crimes involving abusing of two adults who attended daycare at the facility.
A grand jury returned an indictment yesterday, charging Broadway Respite and Home Care, located on Edgeboro Road, in East Brunswick, with two counts of abandonment and neglect of a disabled person, and two counts of endangering another person for conduct involving two different victims.
Employees of the facility, Asia Lunn, 22, Kenitra Hicks, 34, Kieasha Morgan 24, Hugo Lorenzo, 25, all of New Brunswick and Janella Allen, 31, of Elizabeth were indicted for two counts of abandonment and neglect of a disabled person and two counts of endangering another person, for two separate victims, both third degree crimes.
Lunn was also indicted for one count of aggravated assault in the third degree.
The indictment was handed up on November 12, 2019 following a presentation to a Middlesex County Grand Jury by Middlesex County Assistant Prosecutor Russell Curley.
The defendants were charged as a result of an investigation by Detective Crispin Farrace of the East Brunswick Police Department and Detective Olivia Ankudowicz of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office.
During the investigation it was determined that in May 2019, two severely disabled individuals who attended the adult day care were physically abused by employees of Broadway Respite and Home Care.
The indictment alleges the facility failed to act to protect the physical or mental health of the two disabled adult victims.
The investigation is active and is continuing.
Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Farrace at (732) 390-6900, or Detective Ankudowicz at (732) 745-5547